2016 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Elite Baseball card details


2016 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Elite Baseball focuses on what the company was founded on several years ago, prospects and autographs. Each four-card box has at least two autographs.

2016 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Elite Box

One of the things that sets this apart from similar prospecting products is the fact that the checklist is limited to less than 25 players. Among them are Dansby Swanson, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, and Brendan Rodgers.

Autographs are all signed on-card and come hand numbered to 200 or less. They come in several different versions. Color-based levels include: Blue (/200), Green (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/10), Gold (/5) and Purple (1/1).

Black Autographs are inserted 1:28 packs. Parallels for these come in Blue (/5), Gold (/3), Silver (1/1) and Jumbo (1/1).

Past editions of Platinum Elite may not have seen the same secondary market values as other prospect-driven products like Bowman. But it’s also much easier and cheaper to gather signatures of those who are on the checklist. And for some collectors, that’s more appealing.

2016 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Elite Baseball at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 4
Boxes per case: 25
Set size: 21 cards
Release date: April, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 2

2016 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Elite Baseball Checklist

The following players are confirmed for the product:

Ray Black
Lewis Brinson
Rafael Devers
Anderson Espinoza
Yeudy Garcia
Robert Gsellman
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Jacob May
Adonis Medina
Alec Mills
Chad Pinder
Alex Reyes
Jomar Reyes
Victor Robles
Brendan Rodgers
Dansby Swanson
Gleyber Torres
Alex Verdugo
Garrett Whitley
Devin Williams
Jesses Winker

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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    • Ryan Cracknell 17 March, 2016 at 15:07

      An accurate checklist hasn’t been provided but we’ll try to see what we can do.

    • Ryan Cracknell 6 July, 2016 at 23:53

      As mentioned, when I checked with pricing team they said it has been tough to get complete checklists to know what’s in the product.

  1. Nathan Weed 16 July, 2016 at 15:39

    There’s no need for the “as mentioned” — I read your previous post. You wrote “we’ll try and see what we can do” over three months ago, and so I naturally wondered if there had been any progress. Sorry to bother you.

  2. G Whiz 20 March, 2017 at 02:15

    I can confirm this much, since I own copies of each, except the 1/1 that sold on eBay… For Vladimir Guerrero Jr, there are the following autograph versions:
    Purple 1 of 1
    Gold #’d to 5
    Black Gold #’d to 5
    Red #’d to 10
    Orange #’d to 10
    Purple #’d to 15
    Blue autos, purportedly #’d to 200, are not individually hand-numbered.

    Hope this helps
    – GW

  3. Das 28 May, 2019 at 11:30

    May 2019 now, ya got that accurate checklist yet?
    Three years enough time to get er done?
    You have continued to review each additional years Onyx products, but still no inclusion in the price guide?
    Does this have something to do with them not being MLB licensed or something?
    “One of the things that sets this apart from similar prospecting products is the fact that the checklist is limited to less than 25 players……” and then you proceed to list 21 of them at the end of the article.
    And yet three years later you can’t get an accurate checklist together. ??
    Or does “see what we can do”, in fact mean
    “not gonna do it”

    • Ryan Cracknell 28 May, 2019 at 12:15

      @Das – This piece was written on early information put out about the product. It doesn’t have an official checklist. I’m not in the pricing department but I’m guessing that an official checklist was never sent and with a small print run and the ensuing small amount of secondary market activity, it can be tough to gauge values accurately.

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